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Old 09-09-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Rear anti sway bar

Hi all, I just looked under my newly purchased allegro ford powered unit. Something I should have seen before I purchased it but did not see. The rear anti sway bar has no bushings at all. They are gone. Two questions please........ How bad does that affect my coach swaying on my trip home and secondly can I just remove the u shaped bracket and slip on a new split bushing or do I need to do more. It looks as though I can just remove bracket, slip on new poly bushing and replace bracket..... All those in favor of the easy fix please reply. Those opposed please advise as how to replace. Thanks. Doug
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Doug,

A lot of people use this as a upgrade.
Ford F53 Class A Rear Poly Sway Bar Bushings 1999 2011 | eBay
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Hi all, I just looked under my newly purchased allegro ford powered unit. Something I should have seen before I purchased it but did not see. The rear anti sway bar has no bushings at all. They are gone. Two questions please........ How bad does that affect my coach swaying on my trip home and secondly can I just remove the u shaped bracket and slip on a new split bushing or do I need to do more. It looks as though I can just remove bracket, slip on new poly bushing and replace bracket..... All those in favor of the easy fix please reply. Those opposed please advise as how to replace. Thanks. Doug
You are correct. That is the easy fix and many, including myself have done it. TN Bill gave you the link to the best source for these bushings. They are better quality than the originals. Good luck and they will make a big difference. Be sure to check out the "Cheap handling Fix" thread under the Ford chassis forum as well.
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Hi Doug, I did the replacement myself. I did not have to do anything tricky like jack up the wheels or buy special tools. I bought the poly bushings on line for 50 bucks. They came with written instructions. I never thought to inspect them until I saw on another thread on this site that they are a problem. The soft rubber bushings where also totally gone, just like yours. Yes it does affect how your unit handles cross winds and trucks passing you. Even though I did not do the Cheap Handling Fix myself I would classify this mechanical fix as "Easy Peazy, Lemon Squeezy."
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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The drive home is not dangerous or anything like that so you can relax there. Many thousands of these were sold with out rear stabilizers.
I had the same problem and ordered from brazels, there were home before me. Install is easy as parking on a level surface installing the split poly bush and the new brackets. If you are not money tight, this is the time to install the ultra trac bar from brazel. It is the single most noticeable item I installed. Much less work to drive with capital letters.
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As stated above this is the time to do the CHF. I have done it front and rear and it is a great improvement. Easy as using a ratchet wrench.
Good luck.
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Thanks all, Have ordered the parts. Due here Friday so ill put the new ones on this weekend. I plan on doing the CHF while m underneath everything. Is it ok to use my rods or should I get the extended or adjustable ones? I have a 2006 Allegro 28 DA with ford chassis. I'm assuming its the F53.
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You do have the f-53 chassis. I used the stock links and have seen no problem with doing so.
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